Wednesday, 24 January 2018

A good parents evening...

I have been looking forward to Becky, my teens parents evening for a few months.....She is in Year 10 so it is the start of her GCSE's and it is the start of a very important couple of years for her....I ask Becky about school and she doesn't give much away so I was eager to find out what she'd been doing & how she was getting on.....


The Health and social care teacher praised Becky so much....She said there some people in the class who don't even want to be there and make no effort so it is lovely to have a student like Becky....She is doing so well! Yay! She is expected to come out with fantastic grades at the end of year 11. The teacher did promise that she would sort out the electronic baby for Becky to bring home for a weekend....I am really looking forward to that. It will be sleeping in Becky's room....hehehe

Becky choose French as one of her GCSE options and the class was full and there wasn't enough to make a 2nd class up so she was given Food prep and Nutrition which was not right for her at all. She is not creative enough. I got on the phone and said it wouldn't work....What else is on offer? Art, Computer Science, Music, P.E and Spanish. Computer Science it was then...

It went great for a few weeks then her teacher took ill.....It turns out she was the only teacher able to teach Computer Science? A substitute was brought in....

After a few more weeks it was decided that Computer Science was no more.....They could either change subject and do Triple Science or learn i-media? That got my goat because when we were choosing the GCSE's Triple Science wasn't even an option for Becky as she wasn't clever enough. Grr! We had no info about the iMedia course at all. A letter was sent out explaining why the course was changing and the name of the new one and that's about it....

I searched online and found the gist of what i-media was about but not much else so I had been looking forward to seeing the i-Media teacher. I am not going to say much more about it because we are waiting for a phone call about to discuss matters....

Another one of Becky's 2nd choice subjects was Statistics which we had no idea even existed this time last year. She wasn't very keen to start with but she has really taken to it and is doing well.....Really well! Her teacher said even when she struggles she gives it a good go....She was really surprised to hear that it wasn't one of Becky's chosen subjects and praised her effort.....

For English, Maths, Science and Geography & R.E we had the same old chat about how she has to speak up more in class, expand on her answers. Just by expanding her answers she will be able to push her self up a couple of grades....

We have ordered some GCSE revision books that the teachers recommended which I thought would arrive yesterday but they didn't...Today must be the day. She is looking forward to starting her revision. I am not worried at all about how well Becky is going to do in her GCSE's....She is going to do great!

So all in all it was a good parents evening....


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  1. So glad that it was such a good parents evening - well done to Becky. I'm very impressed that she is doing so well with Statistics - that's not an easy subject at all! So frustrating that she has been messed out with so much with her original choice of French becoming Computer Science and now becoming i-Media. Hope that things get sorted out on that front x

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    1. Statistics baffles me but she has got the hang of it. Phew!
      Thank you x

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  2. I am glad that it was a good parents evening. I think it's wonderful that Becky is doing so well in statistics even though it wasn't a first choice.
    It sounds like the French, Computer Science thing has been a bit of a mess, which is awful, I hope that you get things sorted out soon.
    I loved revising for my GCSE's - I hope that Becky's revision books have arrived for her now =)

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    1. She is doing great, Thank you.
      The books have arrived and they are all fab. They will be a great help.

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  3. Sounds like both of you are handling all the changes well. I'm glad that she's doing so well. #PoCoLo

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  4. Even as a teacher I get nervous for parents evenings. It is wonderful when someone is so positive about your child. Great news 🌟 #POCOLO

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    1. Ahh! I can imagine how nervous teachers would get. Eek!
      Thank you x

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  5. that's really good news that Becky is doing so well, you must be so proud of her. We had similar issues with the boys subjects being chopped and changed around, it's quite disheartening #pocolo

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    1. She hasn't had the easiest time at school due to bullying but that is sorted so to find out she's doing so well makes me so proud. Thank you x

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  6. It's so lovely to read that Becky's doing well!
    I'm sure with your love and support she'll do amazingly in her GCSE's

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    1. Aww! Thank you! I do hope so. I think all my nagging will help too. hehehe

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  7. Yay! Well done Becky. I am so glad that she is settled now and doing so well. One awesome girly you have there! Well, two actually :) xx

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  8. Good for Becky! It's so frustrating when things don't work out for them isn't it? I'd be quite annoyed with all that messing about - it means she's missed out on weeks of learning because they messed up!
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo

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